Wagner's Drive In

★★★★☆
  • 3712 Quebec Ave S

    Minneapolis, MN 55426

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  • 952-933-1857

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Sun-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm

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The restaurant looks absolutely amazing. That's ALL it has going for it right now.

The negative reviews posted here are identical to our experience this weekend. We managed to get a spot up front (where food is brought to your car on a tray). Waited 10 minutes. Finally, a young man came over with menus. Our meal arrived faster than anticipated, but we didn't receive napkins...or straws...or ketchup/mustard. We had to request all of these items. The fries were cold, and my hot dog bun was rock hard. I requested a replacement, and received a fresh hot dog within a few minutes. An older woman (management, I'm assuming) delivered it, with apologies. It tasted fine. All the food was...fine, I guess. *shrug*. I've had better hot dogs at Dairy Queen, and you can certainly get a better burger just about anywhere.

The young servers were a mixed bag. One or two seemed chipper, but most appeared completely frazzled or utterly bored. I was a waitress 20 years ago, and I understand it's stressful. If you can't handle the fast pace, get out now kids.

And what's with the 80's music? I expected Chuck Berry and Elvis. A restaurant with a 50's theme should play 50's music! Even 60's would be acceptable. If you've gone to the trouble of having a guy dress up like the Good Humor Ice Cream Man (a very cool touch) don't ruin it by having "Something About You" by Level 42 blasting from the speakers.

Clearly, they need a few weeks to iron the kinks out. I strongly encourage management to work with the waiters on their customer service skills. The cooks need to check the temperature of the food before sending it out. This isn't Top Chef--we're talkin' burgers and fries, folks. Shouldn't be that difficult.

Mistakes happen, but a smile and a sincere apology go a long way.

We'll try again next month to see if anything has improved.

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★★☆☆☆

The restaurant looks absolutely amazing. That's ALL it has going for it right now.

The negative reviews posted here are identical to our experience this weekend. We managed to get a spot up front (where food is brought to your car on a tray). Waited 10 minutes. Finally, a young man came over with menus. Our meal arrived faster than anticipated, but we didn't receive napkins...or straws...or ketchup/mustard. We had to request all of these items. The fries were cold, and my hot dog bun was rock hard. I requested a replacement, and received a fresh hot dog within a few minutes. An older woman (management, I'm assuming) delivered it, with apologies. It tasted fine. All the food was...fine, I guess. *shrug*. I've had better hot dogs at Dairy Queen, and you can certainly get a better burger just about anywhere.

The young servers were a mixed bag. One or two seemed chipper, but most appeared completely frazzled or utterly bored. I was a waitress 20 years ago, and I understand it's stressful. If you can't handle the fast pace, get out now kids.

And what's with the 80's music? I expected Chuck Berry and Elvis. A restaurant with a 50's theme should play 50's music! Even 60's would be acceptable. If you've gone to the trouble of having a guy dress up like the Good Humor Ice Cream Man (a very cool touch) don't ruin it by having "Something About You" by Level 42 blasting from the speakers.

Clearly, they need a few weeks to iron the kinks out. I strongly encourage management to work with the waiters on their customer service skills. The cooks need to check the temperature of the food before sending it out. This isn't Top Chef--we're talkin' burgers and fries, folks. Shouldn't be that difficult.

Mistakes happen, but a smile and a sincere apology go a long way.

We'll try again next month to see if anything has improved.

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The food is SO surprisingly good, considering the prices are insanely cheap.

You don't find classy, classic drive-ins like this anymore. It is a dream come true.

I also love the fact that there is an option to sit outside and play board games that they have on hand.

Try a hamburger, polish dog, or a malt. You will be glad you did.

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★★★★☆

The food is SO surprisingly good, considering the prices are insanely cheap.

You don't find classy, classic drive-ins like this anymore. It is a dream come true.

I also love the fact that there is an option to sit outside and play board games that they have on hand.

Try a hamburger, polish dog, or a malt. You will be glad you did.

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What a great experience! This place will take you back to the 50's I had the burger and onion rings. Both were excellent, inexpensive and huge. I could have shared this meal with someone. New owners, bad changes 9/2010

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★★☆☆☆

What a great experience! This place will take you back to the 50's I had the burger and onion rings. Both were excellent, inexpensive and huge. I could have shared this meal with someone. New owners, bad changes 9/2010

Pros: food, price, experience

Cons: none

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didn't get a chance to eat at Wagner's Drive In yet, but I grabbed a menu and scanned it in to post for people since they don't have a website and there menu is nowhere to be found on the web.. until now:

Menu:

http://www.filedropper.com/menuwagners-drive-in

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★★★★☆

didn't get a chance to eat at Wagner's Drive In yet, but I grabbed a menu and scanned it in to post for people since they don't have a website and there menu is nowhere to be found on the web.. until now:

Menu:
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I didn't get a chance to eat at Wagner's Drive In... just wanted to post the menu.
Here's a URL: filedropper . com/menuwagners-drive-in

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I didn't get a chance to eat at Wagner's Drive In... just wanted to post the menu.
Here's a URL: filedropper . com/menuwagners-drive-in

Pros: location, tasty

Cons: nothing

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This was a great find! They serve your typical fast-food but in a drive-in fashion, where you sit in your car and they bring it to you. A family-owned version of Sonic! The food was great, the service was good...the only disappointment is that they close earlier after Labor Day so its hard to make time to go after work! Definitely make the trip out for a visit - I love their cheese curds and malts. Yum!

2
★★★★☆

This was a great find! They serve your typical fast-food but in a drive-in fashion, where you sit in your car and they bring it to you. A family-owned version of Sonic! The food was great, the service was good...the only disappointment is that they close earlier after Labor Day so its hard to make time to go after work! Definitely make the trip out for a visit - I love their cheese curds and malts. Yum!

Pros: fun adventure, great food

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Wagners is just plain pleasant. They are surrounded by residential on three sides and are on a frontage road off a four-lane. The picnic tables are a nice touch and seem to promote a family atmosphere. It's like taking a moment back to a quieter time at this unpretenious little drive-in.

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★★★★★

Wagners is just plain pleasant. They are surrounded by residential on three sides and are on a frontage road off a four-lane. The picnic tables are a nice touch and seem to promote a family atmosphere. It's like taking a moment back to a quieter time at this unpretenious little drive-in.

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I have taken coworkers here and clients and at first they cannot believe that your eating outside on a picnic table. You can also eat from your car with a window tray but I love sitting at the tables. The burgers are very tasty love the fried onions on the bottom of the burger great flavor as well. Malts are great as well always leave this place filling full. It can take awhile for the food to come out during lunch recommend going early or not at all if you do not have at least an hour available for lunch.

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★★★★★

I have taken coworkers here and clients and at first they cannot believe that your eating outside on a picnic table. You can also eat from your car with a window tray but I love sitting at the tables. The burgers are very tasty love the fried onions on the bottom of the burger great flavor as well. Malts are great as well always leave this place filling full. It can take awhile for the food to come out during lunch recommend going early or not at all if you do not have at least an hour available for lunch.

Pros: Great food and price

Cons: Can be very busy for lunch

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They are open in the winter of 2007 as long as people come to experience the great drive in food and service.
Call in advance to make sure of the hours as they are limited. Cash only, no credit cards.

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★★★★★

They are open in the winter of 2007 as long as people come to experience the great drive in food and service.
Call in advance to make sure of the hours as they are limited. Cash only, no credit cards.

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THESE BURGERS WILL BRING YOU BACK FOR MORE! BE CAREFUL, YOU'LL START CRAVING THESE JUICY, TASTY BURGERS! THEY ARE SERVED ON A BUTTERY TOASTED BUN WITH JUST THE RIGHT SEASONING AND FIXINGS.

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★★★★★

THESE BURGERS WILL BRING YOU BACK FOR MORE! BE CAREFUL, YOU'LL START CRAVING THESE JUICY, TASTY BURGERS! THEY ARE SERVED ON A BUTTERY TOASTED BUN WITH JUST THE RIGHT SEASONING AND FIXINGS.

Pros: GREAT TASTE! CAR SIDE SERVICE OF AN OLD TIME DRIVE-IN

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Wagners is a true drive-in. "Car hops" take your order, deliver your food to your car and remove the tray when you are done. It is really a fun place to eat! My kids look forward to the opening of Wagners each Spring. They have a large menu(a variety of burgers, Chicago style hot dogs, grilled chicken sandwiches, all of the typical sides that you would expect at a drive-in, shakes and malts)and the food actually tastes good! It can get a little crowded and sometimes the service is a little slow, but it's a fun place to go with your kids (or your parents who used to hang out at drive-ins). There's nothing gimmicky at Wagners, just good food and fun!

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★★★★★

Wagners is a true drive-in. "Car hops" take your order, deliver your food to your car and remove the tray when you are done. It is really a fun place to eat! My kids look forward to the opening of Wagners each Spring. They have a large menu(a variety of burgers, Chicago style hot dogs, grilled chicken sandwiches, all of the typical sides that you would expect at a drive-in, shakes and malts)and the food actually tastes good! It can get a little crowded and sometimes the service is a little slow, but it's a fun place to go with your kids (or your parents who used to hang out at drive-ins). There's nothing gimmicky at Wagners, just good food and fun!

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I tried Wagner's for the first time the other night. Much better than fast food, not much more expensive, and you can take the kids there in their pjs. The food is served on trays attached to your car window (old school). The burgers are great, as are the malts. The cherry Coke is the real soda-fountain deal. The staff was friendly and the service was quick. Picnic tables are available if you prefer dining al fresco. Note that they're closed in winter.

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★★★★★

I tried Wagner's for the first time the other night. Much better than fast food, not much more expensive, and you can take the kids there in their pjs. The food is served on trays attached to your car window (old school). The burgers are great, as are the malts. The cherry Coke is the real soda-fountain deal. The staff was friendly and the service was quick. Picnic tables are available if you prefer dining al fresco. Note that they're closed in winter.

Pros: Fun for the kids, good food, good service

 

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